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Calamity Studio is the home of veteran freelance Director/Director of Photography, Paul Russell.


Paul is a film-making all-rounder who, in addition to Calamity Studio's output, frequently works with production houses all over South East Asia and the Middle East to produce corporate comms works - from scriptwriting to directing or as Director of Photography - sometimes all three.

A Genuine Viral Hit - 500,000 views in 3 days!

Flex Facebook Recruitment Ad: Technology


Shot with Singapore production house The Antidote.

Director, Tom Radford.

Director of Photography, Paul Russell

Flex wanted something that would go viral and recruit factory workers for their high tech bonded production facility near Johor.


This ad is one of a series of two. It went wild within a few days, pulling in over 500,000 views on FB alone.

The Returning Teaser Trailer

Director/DoP Paul Russell


Introducing the trailer for our new short film, The Returning, which is already picking up accolades in international film festivals.

A bittersweet love story unfolds when a widower's wife returns from the grave.


Fairil Imran Desa

Leila Louise Fitton

Based on the story 'The Man on the 22nd Floor' by Tunku Halim

Winner, Southern Shorts Awards, Summer 2017

Awards of Merit to Paul Russell for Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Music, Producer,

Award of Excellence to Fancy Rosie for Production Design

Corporate / TVC Reel

Paul's Cinematography Reels

Music Video Reel

Narrative Reel


Images and Videos © Paul Russell and/or
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